Wai Horotiu Queen Street Valley Pilot

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About this project

The Wai Horotiu Queen Street Valley Pilot is the first in a series of stages to improve Queen Street for everyone, and will contribute to the transformation of our city centre to put people at the heart and create a greener, safer, better connected city centre for all.

It will help reshape how streets are used so more space is given to people walking, cycling, using public transport, and delivering and servicing homes and buildings.

The pilot project will take place between Mayoral Drive and Customs Street.


What are the recent changes on Queen Street, can I


About this project

The Wai Horotiu Queen Street Valley Pilot is the first in a series of stages to improve Queen Street for everyone, and will contribute to the transformation of our city centre to put people at the heart and create a greener, safer, better connected city centre for all.

It will help reshape how streets are used so more space is given to people walking, cycling, using public transport, and delivering and servicing homes and buildings.

The pilot project will take place between Mayoral Drive and Customs Street.


What are the recent changes on Queen Street, can I feedback on those?

During the first lockdown we quickly made changes to the layout of Queen Street to ensure COVID-19 physical distancing guidelines could be met. Over the following months we made refinements to these installations to make the purpose of the new spaces clearer for users, make it safer and improve the overall appearance of Queen Street.

These changes include an extension of the footpath to create more space for pedestrians, which has included reducing the traffic lanes on Queen Street down to one lane each way. The following installations are part of the COVID-19 emergency works:

  • Raised bus platforms extended out from the footpath
  • Beige paint and concrete blocks installed to define the extended pedestrian areas
  • Loading zones extended
  • Extended pedestrian areas around intersections defined by planter boxes and hit sticks
  • The closure of the Fort and Queen Street intersection to vehicles

Although this is not part of the pilot, it is important that we hear from you what you think of these changes. What works and what doesn’t? Do you want aspects of these works to stay and if so, how could we improve them?



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    14 Sep 2020

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